Hammond to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
5 December 1860
I am directed by Lord John Russell to transmit to you, to be laid before His Grace The Duke of Newcastle, a copy of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Minister at Washington inclosing Papers received from the United States Government notifying the removal of General Harney from the Command in Oregon.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Should the Govr of Van C. Island be informed of General Harneys removal from the Oregon Command?
VJ 7 Decr
He shd be informed of the fact, I think, with reference to his despatch reporting what Genl Harney did, but without comment.
TFE 8/12
CF 12
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Lyons, British Minister at Washington, 20 November 1860, forwarding correspondence from the U.S. government relative to the removal of General Harney from the Oregon Territory.
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W.H. Trescot, Assistant Secretary, U.S. State Department, to Lyons 20 November 1860, forwarding copies of orders from the War Department in reference to General Harney.
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J.P. Garesché, Acting Adjutant General, to Harney, 20 November 1860, transcribing, in its entirety, copy of a letter from J.B. Floyd, Secretary of War, to Adjutant General's Office, 27 October 1860, disapproving the orders issued by Harney in regard to San Juan Island , with explanation from Floyd.
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Extract, Head Quarters of the Army, New York, 10 November 1860, Special Order No. 134 assigning Harney to the command of the Department of the West in St. Louis, signed by L. Thomas, Assistant Adjutant General and Jno. Withers, Assistant Adjutant General.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 43, 22 December 1860.